Breastfeeding Support

Breast milk gives your baby a healthy start. It has all the right nutrients, at the right temperature, and protects your baby’s health. Our IBCLC certified lactation consultants can help you and your baby have a successful experience.

We provide:

  • Assessments and daily help while you’re at the Birth Place

  • ​On-call help and advice after you go home
  • Outpatient Consultation (These services are by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (603) 577-2560.)

  • Monthly breastfeeding classes 

  • Lending Library 

  • Helpline: (603) 281-6141

Tips and Suggestions

Consider breastfeeding. It's a wonderful gift for you and your baby. Here are some helpful suggestions.

  • Skin-to-skin contact is important for all babies and mothers. The CDC and World Health Organization recommend holding your baby skin-to-skin for 30 minutes shortly after birth.  There are many benefits. Babies stay warmer, cry less and feed better. Mothers relax and feel calm. Skin-to-skin contact helps create connection and comfort.
  • Hand Expression of breastmilk, without using a pump, is a helpful skill to practice after birth. Watch this video and see this handout for instructions.
  • Good latch creates comfort for you and your baby. Watch this video for an example of a good latch. If latching is not comfortable, ask us for help.
  • More information including a video about breast massage for full breasts, engorgement, hand expression, and lumps.

The Three Golden Rules About Breastfeeding 

In the beginning days: 
  1. Babies feed 8 or more times each day
  2. Babies have yellow golden mustard like bowel movements by 5 - 7 days of life
  3. Mothers are comfortable with breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Online Resources

Breast Pumps 
Many insurance plans, including New Hampshire Medicaid, offer free breast pumps.  Contact your insurance company or ask us for assistance.

Our Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Rebecca Pockl, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Coordinator
  • Carol Yacco, ADN, RN, IBCLC, CCE
  • Suzanne Parodi, RN, IBCLC